Booking photo courtesy of the Charlottesville Police Department

UPDATED: City cop charged with sodomy denied bond

Christopher Seymore, an ex-officer with the Charlottesville Police Department, appeared in the city’s general district court via webcam December 2. Charged the previous day with two counts of forcible sodomy, he was denied bond until he can meet with his court-appointed attorney. Seymore, 35, was employed with the CPD for 18 months and terminated December […]

Vice-Mayor Wes Bellamy says he’s being targeted because he’s causing too much trouble by trying to remove the statue of General Robert E. Lee.
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UPDATE: Bellamy takes leave from teaching position

Vice-Mayor Wes Bellamy, a teacher at Albemarle High School, has agreed to take an administrative leave of absence while the school division investigates “vulgar” tweets he made before being elected to Charlottesville City Council, according to a statement today from the Albemarle School Board. “Many of these postings contain extremely vulgar and offensive language that […]

A sign pops up in Lee Park November 28 after a blogger digs up old Wes Bellamy tweets.
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In brief: Best of Bellamy tweets, surreptitious sheriff filming and more

Quote of the week “I really #hate how almost 80% of the black people here talk white…#petpeeve. #itstheniggainme. #dontjudgeme.”—Wes Bellamy tweet, March 30, 2010. Read related story, “Tweetstorm: Bellamy apologizes for ‘inappropriate’ posts.” Korte in court Former UVA film studies professor Walter Korte appeared in court November 28 and waived a preliminary hearing on the […]

Greer Johnson, a co-founder of Rohvi, supports the service that allows customers to return worn clothing for store credit in her boutique, Duo.
Photo by Eze Amos

UPDATED: Local inventors help you rotate your closet

Tired of tucking tags into your new party dress so you can return it after you wear it to a big event? You’re in luck—two local innovators have solved that problem for you. And it’s completely legal. Introducing Rohvi, a technology platform that allows subscribers to buy full-price items at local boutiques, wear them and […]

Albemarle police say they are internally investigating the incidient in wich an off-duty K9 attacked a young horse. Staff photo

Police K9s attack again

In early November, an Albemarle County police K9 bit and injured a colt owned by an Augusta County farm owner—just a year and a half after a dog with the Charlottesville Police Department attacked a child. Is it time for man’s best friend to be laid off? While on a jog with its handler November […]